15 NEUE DAF LIEDER
ALBUM SUPERSTAR, PLAYGROUND RELEASE:
FEBRUARY 24, 2003 REVIEW: MARCH 17, 2003
duo has indeed been on a long vacation. But now they're back at it again,
and promptly shows us all how to make really sweaty, homoerotic body music.
Monotone, raw, uncompromising and relentless, and with cool German lyrics...mmm!
I don't know what it is, but this kind of music sounds soooo much better
in German. It just feels a lot dirtier. DAF deal with sex and politics
and good ole USA gets a good kicking. A popular subject nowadays, but
extremely relevant nonetheless.
Their style really hasn't changed that much since last time: analogue
bass lines, drums, and vocals. Simple, yet very effective. The beats have
arguably become a bit more modern. Almost all the tracks here have a kind
of hypnotic feel to them, mostly because the lads decide on one bass line
only per song, and then stick to it no matter what. Apparently the boys
dragged in all the old analogue gear they could find and used it on the
album. To good effect, I might add.
is a great return for DAF, and many of the new compositions are going
to work very well on the dancefloors. Some might think it's sad that not
more has happened with the sound, but in these days of identical sounding
futurepop, this album actually sounds a bit refreshing. They should have
taken off a quite a few tracks though, as 15 are way too many. Some of
them, like "Mira Como Se Manea", are simply horrible.